[aosd-announce] CFP: 3rd Brazilian Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Software Development

Vander Alves vander.alves at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 13:49:51 EDT 2006

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                           CALL FOR PAPERS
          Deadline for submissions: August 07, 2006

       III Brazilian Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Software Development
                            * WASP'06 *
                          October 17, 2006
                       Florianópolis – Brazil

 URL: http://www.les.inf.puc-rio.br/wasp2006/english/index.htm

affiliated with  XX Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES'06)



The object-oriented programming paradigm has become the cornerstone for
software development. However, the key abstractions and composition
mechanisms provided by such technology present some limitations with
respect to the separation and composition of some kinds of concerns
that are relevant to
the software system. Thus, several or even many of the important properties of
the system tend to spread throughout many modules, and also to tangle with other
concerns in a single module, making it harder to reuse and maintain parts of
the application. Some classical examples of such concerns are logging, exception
handling, concurrence control, security and persistence. The Aspect-Oriented
Software Development (AOSD) is a development paradigm based on the
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) technology. AOP builds on existing
technologies and provide a new type of abstraction -- denominated
aspect -- and a new
composition mechanism to support the modular description and composition of
concerns that tend to cut across several parts of the traditional
software systems (called
crosscutting concerns).

The importance of AOSD in the software engineering community has
become evident with the realization of several workshops, tutorials
and five editions of the AOSD international conference. Over the last
years, the software industry has also given more attention to AOSD
techniques. Many available software products, such the JBoss
application server and the Spring integration framework, have adopted
the use of aspect-oriented techniques to address crosscutting concerns
 (persistence, security, dynamic adapation) encountered in the
development of server-side applications. Another important point to
consider is the growing interest from brazilian researchers in topics
related to AOSD. The last three editions of the Brazilian Symposium on
Software Engineering brought many  papers and mini-courses on AOSD.
Moreover, WASP'2004 and WASP'2005 workshops on AOSD took place,
attracting many researchers from all parts of the country and being
very successful.

In this context, WASP'06 -- the III Brazilian Workshop on Aspect-Oriented
Software Development -- has the following main objectives:
-  gather the brazilian and Latin-America research community
interested in topics related to AOSD;
- identify groups working on related AOSD topics;
- motivate the growth of brazilian and Latin-America research related to AOSD;
- update the brazilian and Latin-America software engineering
community with respect to the state of the art and new perspectives of


Submitted papers may range from descriptions of industrial practical
applications to theoretical scientific research. Topics of interest include not
themes directly related to AOSD but also any other technology related
with the support
of a better separation of Concerns, such as computational reflection, generative
and intentional programming.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Industrial Applications of AOSD
- Practical studies involving AOSD
- Interference and Composition of Aspects
- Requirements Engineering (Early Aspects)
- Software Architectures, Product Lines and Frameworks
- Design Languages
- UML and Model-Oriented Architectures
- Generic and Domain Specific Aspect-Oriented Languages
- Software Processes
- Metrics and Assessment
- Reuse, Maintenance and Adaptability
- Software Verification, Validation and Testing
- Comparative Studies Between AOSD and Other Development Paradigms
- Contracts, Components and Aspects
- Dynamic Configuration
- Computational Reflection and Meta-Level Programming
- Software Re-engineering and Refactoring
- Formal Methods
- Development Methods
- Development Environments and Tools
- AOSD Education
- AOSD and Middleware Programming


WASP is a one-day long workshop and is strongly focused on discussion.
This year edition program includes international keynote speakers (to
be confirmed),
technical paper presentations, and structured group discussions.

WASP 2006 will be held in conjunction with the XX Brazilian Symposium
on Software Engineering. The event is open to any interested
participant and registration must be done at the following web site:


The workshop proceedings will be published in the SBES'06 CD-ROM.


The workshop will be accepting submissions of technical papers writen
in either English or Portuguese and which must not exceed 10 pages,
following the guidelines from the Brazilian Computer Society. Detailed
instructions on paper format and submission guidelines are available
at the workshop website:

Papers will be reviewed according the the following criteria: adequacy
to the workshop scope, relevance, technical quality, clarity, and
originality. Papers describing preliminary work and  ongoing research
are also eligible. Assessment of results is desirable but not a
pre-condition for the submission of the paper. All papers must present
related work. Theoretical papers must also emphasize practical
contribution to Software Engineering, and experimental papers must
also describe the method used to interpret the qualitative and
quantitative results. Papers will be peer reviewed according to
recommendations of the committee, and selected papers will be
presented during the workshop and published on its proceedings.


Deadline for Paper: August 07, 2006
Notification of acceptance: September 06, 2006
Camera-ready copy due: September 13, 2006
Workshop: October 17, 2006


Alessandro Garcia (Lancaster University)
Carlos Lucena (PUC-Rio)
Eduardo Piveta (UFRGS)
Paulo Borba (UFPE)
Roberto Tom Price (UFRGS)
Uirá Kulesza (PUC-Rio)
Vander Alves (UFPE)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be confirmed)

Adenilso Simão (USP – São Carlos)
Alessandro Garcia (Lancaster University, UK)
Ana Moreira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Andres Diaz Pace (UNICEN, Argentina)
Antonio Francisco do Prado (UFSCar)
Arndt von Staa (PUC-Rio)
Awais Rashid (Lancaster University, UK)
Carlos Lucena (PUC-Rio)
Cecília Rubira (Unicamp)
Christina Chavez (UFBA)
Cristina Lopes (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Éric Tanter (University of Chile, Chile)
Fabio Kon (IME - USP)
Gail Murphy (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Gregor Kiczales (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Jaelson Castro (UFPE)
Jeff Gray (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
João Araújo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
José Carlos Maldonado (USP – São Carlos)
Júlio Leite (PUC-Rio)
Karl Lieberherr (Northeastern University, USA)
Luiz Carlos Zancanella (UFSC)
Lyrene Fernandes (UFRN)
Marcelo R. Campo (UNICEN, Argentina)
Marcelo Soares Pimenta (UFRGS)
Marco Túlio Valente (PUC-MG)
Maria Lúcia Blanck Lisbôa (UFRGS)
Mehmet Aksit (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Mira Mezini (Darmstadt University, Germany)
Nabor das Chagas Mendonça (Unifor)
Paulo Borba (UFPE)
Paulo Cesar Masiero (USP – São Carlos)
Paulo Merson (SEI, USA)
Robert Filman (RIACS, NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Roberto Bigonha (UFMG)
Rosângela Penteado (UFSCar)
Sérgio Soares (UPE)
Stefan Hanenberg (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Thaís Vasconcelos Batista (UFRN)

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